Color week Thursday

slender crab spider Tibellus maritimus on geranium blossom
I’m fairly certain this is a slender crab spider (Tibellus maritimus) being as subtle as a teenage girl on her first beach trip after reaching puberty. Don’t ask me why this is considered a crab spider, since I would expect them to look, you know, crabby, but that’s entomology for you.

By the way, the depth-of-field is so short because I was actually shooting at night by the light of a flashlight, so the aperture stayed wide open to allow a fast enough shutter speed. Not the ideal method, but I was experimenting, and it worked better than expected.

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